New Orleans plays Dallas in conference showdown
Dallas Mavericks (1-1, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (2-1, ninth in the Western Conference)
New Orleans; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Dallas heads to New Orleans for a Western Conference matchup.
New Orleans went 6-10 in Southwest Division play and 19-22 at home a season ago. The Pelicans averaged 109.8 points per game while allowing opponents to score 111.3 last season.
Dallas finished 9-9 overall and 14-2 in Southwest Division action during the 2021-22 season. The Mavericks averaged 106.3 points per game last season, 18.0 from the free throw line and 47.4 from deep.
INJURIES: Pelicans: E.J. Liddell: out (right knee), Kira Lewis Jr.: out (knee).
Mavericks: Frank Ntilikina: day to day (right ankle), Davis Bertans: day to day (right knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.